Cardinal Stage Company was founded eight years ago by artistic director Randy White with the goal of establishing a Professional Regional Theatre company in Bloomington. The vision has been to produce professional quality theatre – like an Indiana Repertory Theatre or Actors Theatre of Louisville – right here in Bloomington!
Eight years later, Cardinal Stage is Bloomington’s largest arts organization. The company has a full-time staff of 5 and hire dozens of part-time actors and crew members every season. Cardinal produces its shows in the Buskirk-Chumley Theater and the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, bringing 20,000+ people into the downtown over a season and meaningfully impacting the local economy.
The second part of the Cardinal Stage’s mission is to ensure that the company’s shows are accessible to all ages, disabilities (Cardinal presents performances in American Sign Language and audio-enhanced shows), and especially all those who otherwise cannot afford to come to Cardinal shows!